The transcript of last night’s program is up. Here are some selected highlights.
Our guests included Yenny Wahid, the daughter of the former Indonesian president – she once worked as a journalist for the ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ – also Desi Anwar, the senior newsreader for Metro TV where we recorded our program, Wimar Witoelar, a former presidential advisor and a well-known commentator and Angelina Sondakh, a former Miss Indonesia and a Member of Parliament…
JENNY BROCKIE: So do you feel Indonesia gets simplified as a nation? Lots of nodding here.
YENNY WAHID: Any news in the world about other countries always gets simplified. It’s just the nature of the media, in my opinion. And also, in my – I think that most people are very provincial, be it Indonesians, Australians, Americans, you know, any countries. I mean, they tend to look at things from their own perspective. So the media, in a way, has to follow that dictate, you know, otherwise, people won’t really understand the story. So, in that process, the nuances get lost.
JENNY BROCKIE: And what are the nuances? Tell me about the nuances of Indonesia.
YENNY WAHID: Well, you know, the fact that – Read the rest of this entry »